There was a bunk in there, and the brigadier was lying there and he was dead drunk. He looked up and mumbled something at me.
It was a pretty disgusting business.
(Lt. G. Rutherford, In Flanders Fields CBC interview, 1963)
Born on 28 July 1866, Frederick William Hill was a lawyer, former mayor of Niagara Falls (1898) and thirty-year member of the 44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment. When the First Contingent assembled at Valcartier in August 1914, Hill was appointed to command the 1st Battalion from Western Ontario.